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Is Vaping Bad And Can It Harm You
Is sheesha bad for you? I have heard sheesha is not bad for you you can get without niction in it.
I recommend: against putting any unnatural substance in your body. Don't irritate your lungs and upper airway. ...Read more
Smoking in Pregnancy: It is not bad. It is not smart. It is unhealthy behavior. And, it is not fair to the development of your baby. Your blood does not carry a full share of oxygen when you smoke. It carries a toxin of carbon monoxide. This is not healthy for the fetus. What a great motivation to quit smoking...For your health and the future health of your baby. ...Read more
Can there be any negative effects of smoking weed because it just seems to relax me and i don't see it as harmful?
It can be harmful.: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more
Hard to say: There has been some benefit on heart in one trial, but trial only involved 420 patients is considered safe, generally, but there's problems with saying that. No one regulates the over the counter supplements to guarantee they contain what they say or whether form it comes in is the same as that in the trial. See this great discussion http://tinyurl.com/mqsaen5 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad sinusitis: Greetings, bad sinus infections need irrigation. First get a sinus rinse kit and wash the thick mucus and infection out. Afrin nasal spray may be used as directed x 5 days and no longer. This will help clear the infected material out of the sinuses so irrigation can continue to wash it away. Finally use ibuprofen 200 mg tabs if you are able 3-4 pills 3x/day with food x 10 days. This will help too. ...Read more
What is a smokeless cigarette or electric cigarette? How does it work? Is it really any better for you?
Yes: The electronic cigarette allows you to maintain the habit of "puffing" that typically occurs with long term smokers. You can decrease nicotine dosage slowly and hopefully quit. It is also convenient as you can use it virtually anywhere without risking the health of those around you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it bad for ones health to eat too much ice? Is it true that you may become anemic and it water your blood?
Is it okay if i occasionally smoke e cig nicotine the lowest amount? Will it cause any bad things?Will it give me cancer? Without nicotine good?
Terrible idea: Please don't put yourself in a situation in which you are likely to become addicted to the most addictive of all substances -- nicotine. These things may be helpful in folks who are trying to quite smoking, but people who take up the habit using them are doing something terribly stupid. ...Read more
No: There's nothing to suggest this is true. Today we are much more concerned than we were in the past about alcohol, tobacco and drugs affecting the unborn child. But you cannot allow yourself to become afraid of everything that you will normally meet in the course of your life. Congratulations to you as a mother-to-be. Be discerning. ...Read more
Is it possible to quit smoking without any urge or withdrawal symptoms at all? I read that this is bad. Is it so?
Different people: Have different levels of addiction and therefore withdrawal symptoms may be different as well. The more you smoke daily and the longer you have been smoking the more withdrawal symptoms you may experience. Withdrawal from nicotine is less severe than from other addictive substances which is why there are no inpatient programs for smoking cessation. The most important thing is to stop. ...Read more
Is it bad to masturbate with vicks? And if i already did it what could happen other than the burning?
Yup, it's bad: The burning you know about. There also might be swelling and other inflammation effects. A one-time error that only burns will probably do minimal damage and fade into the past. The lesson to not do it may the the best result. It's a petroleum product - not for internal use of any kind. Use KY jelly or natural edible oily things. Read labels. If irritation persists - go to urgent care or dr. Best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay if i inhale the smoke of a cigar? Just wondering, i know you're not suppose to but is it seriously harmful if i do?
No: No. It is seriously harmful. Also, please note that the ph of cigar smoke is a little more alkaline and penetrates the tissues better than cigarette smoke, thus more harmful puff for puff. I used to smoke one or two per year but gave that up after learning more about how harmful they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you guys think of Vaping as a means to quit smoking? Do you think it has other long term side effects like smoking is it safer?
Research needed but:: There is not adequate research on the use of vaping to quit smoking but many people have used this method successfully. Anything that helps you quit is reasonable to try. While vaping is still harmful to your health, evidence suggests it is far safer than smoking. See http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/features/electronic-cigarettes and http://ecig-reviews.net/using-e-cigarettes-quit-smoking/ ...Read more
What is "that bad?": Firstly, odds are that you are inhaling some of the smoke; secondly, you mouth and throat are being exposed to the elements in tobacco smoke which can cause cancer of the head and neck - mouth, lips, larynx, tongue etc. This happens whether you inhale or not, and in fact the concentration in your mouth may be much higher because you are NOT inhaling. If you aren't inhaling, WHY BOTHER? JUST STOP! ...Read more
Is it bad to smoke weed while on Accutane? I know its not good to smoke weed anyways but will something bad happen if i smoke it while on Accutane
It's really not: There are carcinogens in freshly-squeezed lemon juice, freshly-ground pepper, and your own feces. Stop worrying. You cannot eliminate every infinitesimal risk in your life. Please remember that there are a great many anti-meat-eating militants who would like to frighten you as much as possible away from enjoying barbecue and other simple, generally healthy pleasures. ...Read more
No: Any of those, properly cleaned and cooked are perfectly safe. ...Read more